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Friday, February 12, 2016

Peyton Manning: Super Bowl and Philanthropic Champ

On Sunday, February 7, 2015, Peyton Manning lead the Denver Broncos to an impressive Super Bowl 50 Championship. With his outstanding sportsmanship and professionalism, the five-time MVP relished in his second Super Bowl win with pure graciousness. Although no one is certain if this would have been Manning's last game with rumors circulating of retirement, perhaps he will dedicate more of his time to the charitable sector. He has already publicly established great success on the football field, but what many might not know is how giving he really is.

Manning’s personal assistant, Ryan Robinson, recently praised Manning, explaining how that is the type of person he is and is always trying to help others. Robinson shared a touching story about his friendship with a young boy, Tyler, who had spent several years in and out of Indianapolis hospitals fighting leukemia. After the young boys passing, Manning was inspired by the child’s desire to build a tree house for other children with leukemia so that they could “feel normal.” Manning decided to help raise the necessary money to build the tree house to honor Tyler. A mere ten days after Tyler’s passing, Manning, along with others, staged an auction which raised enough money to build the tree house that stands in a local camp near Bloomington, IN.

Fast forward a few years later and many might not have been aware of Manning’s devotion to comforting the families of the Scenic City terrorist attacks. He led U.S. Senator Bob Corker to the start of the Chattanooga Heroes Fund to aid the families of the victims. While Manning and his wife Ashley were not in town during the attacks, as soon as they landed back in town, they drove to the memorial site to comfort the servicemen, law enforcement and First Responders involved.

We commend Peyton’s philanthropic spirit and congratulate him on his Super Bowl win! Visit our site to learn about other celebrities charitable endeavors.  

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